Pointing Issues 2

Friday, November 2, 2018 8:48 AM

Problem(s) Encountered:

At the beginning of the night the telescope continued to have pointing problems. The telescope would point toward a target far in the EAST above HA=3, and had one of two problems: 1) the stars were elongated along the East/West Direction, 2) the stars were round, but tracking would be lost on the telescope within 2 minutes of slewing the telescope.


The problem was fixed when Eric told us to adjust the preload an 1/8th turn CCW.

No problems with elongated stars or lost tracking were encountered for the rest of the night.